You might be wondering, "why would I need directions on how to view a web map?" Great question, especially since we've made opening and viewing a map as easy as clicking a button! But did you know that you can do a heck of a lot more when viewing a map to tailor your viewing experiences to your particular needs? Let's take a brief look at some of the functionality you may find useful:
Layer stacking: Dragging layers up and down will change their stacking order in your viewing experience without altering the map for other viewers, eliminating any stress around making accidental changes! (Note: changing layer order when truly editing map will affect the order but this is on a different screen and explained in other FAQs in the My Web Maps section). You can also click a layer to turn it off ; when "off" a layer will appear greyed out.
Tilt: To change the angle and/or compass direction from which you are viewing your map, use the Tilt button located under the "+" and "-" zoom buttons in the top right corner of your screen.
Changing basemaps: We have a wide variety of basemaps to choose from! Click the basemap button in the bottom left of the screen (looks like a series of stacked layers) to toggle between them or have none at all.
Zoom to Initial Layer Extent: Feeling lost? Not to worry, it happens to all of us! Click the Zoom to Initial Layer Extent button ( looks like a group of arrows expanding outwards) to return to the zoom you started with when first entering the map.
Mobile Location: If you have Location Services activated on your device you can ask Map Mavin to zoom to your current location. This is great for mobile devices!
Workspaces: Did you know you can markup pages without affecting your data? The tools along the top of the screen will allow you to add points, lines, polygons, and text markups to any map. Better yet, you can save multiple workspaces and toggle between them!
To learn about all these functionalities and more watch our video guide below: